Vegan Drinks for Sunny Days

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Is the weather warming up where you are? Looking for an easy and yummy vegan drink to help cool you off? Try making our Frosty Mint Julep, Green Smoothie, or Coffee Milkshake!

These vegan drinks for sunny days can be easily whipped up in the blender, so it’s possible to have a luscious and chilly breakfast, snack, or dessert within minutes. A Vitamix works wonders in getting these beverages into their most fantastic texture. But, any blender should produce pretty good results.

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Frosty Mint Julep

Kids and adults can enjoy this frosty and fruit summer drink.  

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Ingredients

1/2 cup orange juice

4 cups pineapple juice

1/2 cup lime juice

1 cup ice

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Mint leaves to garnish

 

Method

Mix all ingredients, except for mint leaves, in a high-speed blender until ice is thoroughly mixed in and texture is slushy.  Pour into individual glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

Serves 4

 

Green Smoothie

Make this nutritious summer smoothie for breakfast or a light lunch. Pair it with vegan cheese and gluten-free crackers, if you like.

Ingredients

1 cup non-dairy milk (organic soy, hemp, rice, almond, or coconut)

1-1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon flax seeds

3 tablespoons tahini

6 dates, pitted

1/2 cup ice

 

Method

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Serves 1

 

Coffee Milkshake

Top this coffee milkshake with a generous helping of non-dairy whipped cream.

Ingredients

2 cups non-dairy milk (organic soy, rice, almond, hemp, or coconut)

4 scoops non-dairy vanilla ice cream (organic soy, rice, almond, hemp, or coconut)

2 tablespoons ground organic espresso or instant coffee powder (or more to taste)

 

Method

Blend all ingredients in a blender until consistency is smooth.

Serves 2

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